The Ram full-size truck lineup has long been the choice of someone looking for a ton of creature comforts combined with the ability to haul a bed full of manure. That hasn’t changed. The 2019 Ram 1500’s interior now sports a ton of extra room thanks to a wheelbase that’s 4 inches longer. The rear seats can now be had with heating and cooling, as well as eight degrees of recline.
This time out, Ram is cranking the tech dial to 11 with an optional 12-inch, portrait-style touchscreen infotainment system that essentially works like two UConnect systems running at once. All our favorite UConnect features are there, including a configurable hot rail and excellent responsiveness. This design is a total game-changer in a truck, and we hope it causes the competition to raise their game.
Buyers can choose from two powertrain options initially — a 3.6-liter V6 or the venerable 5.7-liter Hemi V8, both of which feature an optional eTorque mild electric hybrid system that helps boost torque when it’s needed. The V6 is rated at 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet, while the Hemi makes 395 hp and 410 pound-feet. A diesel option will be available in 2019, too. For once, it won’t be the only oil-burner in the class, now that Chevrolet and Ford plan to offer light-duty diesels in the near future, too.